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2013-04-17 09:22:58 PM  

wholedamnshow: farkingismybusiness: I don't get how you could like Family Guy and American Dad, but not like The Cleveland Show. They all use similar humor. I really don't get it. I love all three.

/also love Bob's Burgers.

I don't think American Dad and Family Guy are similar at all. Somewhere around season 3, American Dad became brilliant and seemingly no one noticed. It doesn't use cutaways like Family Guy, And when it does a pop culture reference, it actually makes fun of it, unlike Family Guy, which will take a scene and just replace a main character with Peter and do nothing funny with it.


Lots of love here for "plagiarisimo di plagiarisimo". Maybe I should start watching.
 
2013-04-17 09:31:40 PM  
eh - cleveland show is hit or miss. Once in awhile the episode is great but for the most part (for me) its the show between shows i would rather watch.

American Dad is keen. Usually great. Roger has to be one of the most insane characters ever written. He is delightful. I would agree family guy is coasting... The simpsons isn't what it used to be but its still watchable and fun so i give it a pass...

\So now you know what i think...
\\That Cleveland Show bit in the thanksgiving episode with all the hand signals? Pure gold.
 
2013-04-17 09:32:18 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: wholedamnshow: farkingismybusiness: I don't get how you could like Family Guy and American Dad, but not like The Cleveland Show. They all use similar humor. I really don't get it. I love all three.

/also love Bob's Burgers.

I don't think American Dad and Family Guy are similar at all. Somewhere around season 3, American Dad became brilliant and seemingly no one noticed. It doesn't use cutaways like Family Guy, And when it does a pop culture reference, it actually makes fun of it, unlike Family Guy, which will take a scene and just replace a main character with Peter and do nothing funny with it.

Lots of love here for "plagiarisimo di plagiarisimo". Maybe I should start watching.


Like Burr said, start at Stan of Arabia I (it's a two-parter). It's about halfway through season 1. The first few episodes are kinda weak. I didn't start watching until the end of season 3 because the first few episodes put me off, very stereotypical and boring, but after that it really hits its stride and just keeps going.
 
2013-04-17 09:49:39 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Like Burr said, start at Stan of Arabia I (it's a two-parter). It's about halfway through season 1. The first few episodes are kinda weak. I didn't start watching until the end of season 3 because the first few episodes put me off, very stereotypical and boring, but after that it really hits its stride and just keeps going.


I remember watching the 'Ricky Spanish' episode and howling with laughter while a sinking feeling in my gut kept feeling like Werner Herzog had a hand in it all. And then he had that voice over...

American Dad is by far and away the best one out of its contemporaries right now. The episode where they roast Roger is pretty good.
 
2013-04-17 09:51:20 PM  
Don't forget Director Bullock.  Patrick Stewart is a god.
 
2013-04-17 09:59:05 PM  

mikefinch: scottydoesntknow: Like Burr said, start at Stan of Arabia I (it's a two-parter). It's about halfway through season 1. The first few episodes are kinda weak. I didn't start watching until the end of season 3 because the first few episodes put me off, very stereotypical and boring, but after that it really hits its stride and just keeps going.

I remember watching the 'Ricky Spanish' episode and howling with laughter while a sinking feeling in my gut kept feeling like Werner Herzog had a hand in it all. And then he had that voice over...

American Dad is by far and away the best one out of its contemporaries right now. The episode where they roast Roger is pretty good.


The 'Alien' reference alone made it great.

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"Stan, can you please put on a jumpsuit like the rest of us?"
"No can do. Earth Stan is boxers. Space Stan is panties!"
 
2013-04-17 10:01:36 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Is American Dad still kickin' ass?

Yes? All is good then and nothing of value was lost.


American Dad is better than Family Guy.   Yeah, I said it.
 
2013-04-17 10:12:15 PM  

mikefinch: scottydoesntknow: Like Burr said, start at Stan of Arabia I (it's a two-parter). It's about halfway through season 1. The first few episodes are kinda weak. I didn't start watching until the end of season 3 because the first few episodes put me off, very stereotypical and boring, but after that it really hits its stride and just keeps going.

I remember watching the 'Ricky Spanish' episode and howling with laughter while a sinking feeling in my gut kept feeling like Werner Herzog had a hand in it all. And then he had that voice over...

American Dad is by far and away the best one out of its contemporaries right now. The episode where they roast Roger is pretty good.


Let's not forget the brilliance of the multi-season 'golden turd' plotline. Absolutely amazing.
 
2013-04-17 10:13:50 PM  

wraith95: mikefinch: scottydoesntknow: Like Burr said, start at Stan of Arabia I (it's a two-parter). It's about halfway through season 1. The first few episodes are kinda weak. I didn't start watching until the end of season 3 because the first few episodes put me off, very stereotypical and boring, but after that it really hits its stride and just keeps going.

I remember watching the 'Ricky Spanish' episode and howling with laughter while a sinking feeling in my gut kept feeling like Werner Herzog had a hand in it all. And then he had that voice over...

American Dad is by far and away the best one out of its contemporaries right now. The episode where they roast Roger is pretty good.

Let's not forget the brilliance of the multi-season 'golden turd' plotline. Absolutely amazing.


Didn't they just have a continuation of "MindQuad" recently?

/"His limbs were blown into his mind!"
 
2013-04-17 10:40:29 PM  
AeAe:
American Dad is better than Family Guy.   Yeah, I said it.

I don't know if anyone here would disagree with you on that one.

It started out kind of crappy with mediocre political commentary dulling the humor, but it found its stride and is the best comedy on television at the moment.
I just hope they keep those writers and the writers of Family Guy/Cleveland Show forever separated.
 
2013-04-17 10:54:32 PM  
Why stop with the Cleveland Show?
 
2013-04-17 11:01:28 PM  

red5ish: Why stop with the Cleveland Show?


Good point. "Family Guy" has little comedic value and should put out of its misery. Again.
 
2013-04-17 11:02:19 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: AeAe:
American Dad is better than Family Guy.   Yeah, I said it.

I don't know if anyone here would disagree with you on that one.

It started out kind of crappy with mediocre political commentary dulling the humor, but it found its stride and is the best comedy on television at the moment.
I just hope they keep those writers and the writers of Family Guy/Cleveland Show forever separated.




No - have you forgotten about Archer?
 
2013-04-17 11:05:32 PM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: God-is-a-Taco: AeAe:
American Dad is better than Family Guy.   Yeah, I said it.

I don't know if anyone here would disagree with you on that one.

It started out kind of crappy with mediocre political commentary dulling the humor, but it found its stride and is the best comedy on television at the moment.
I just hope they keep those writers and the writers of Family Guy/Cleveland Show forever

No - have you forgotten about Archer?


Maybe he means actually airing right now. Archer did just have its season finale.
 
2013-04-17 11:07:23 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Debeo Summa Credo: wholedamnshow: farkingismybusiness: I don't get how you could like Family Guy and American Dad, but not like The Cleveland Show. They all use similar humor. I really don't get it. I love all three.

/also love Bob's Burgers.

I don't think American Dad and Family Guy are similar at all. Somewhere around season 3, American Dad became brilliant and seemingly no one noticed. It doesn't use cutaways like Family Guy, And when it does a pop culture reference, it actually makes fun of it, unlike Family Guy, which will take a scene and just replace a main character with Peter and do nothing funny with it.

Lots of love here for "plagiarisimo di plagiarisimo". Maybe I should start watching.

Like Burr said, start at Stan of Arabia I (it's a two-parter). It's about halfway through season 1. The first few episodes are kinda weak. I didn't start watching until the end of season 3 because the first few episodes put me off, very stereotypical and boring, but after that it really hits its stride and just keeps going.


I dunno. It happened to be on when I got home. Episode where the dad tries to get a drunk black friend married so the dad can be a best man, with a side plot of the alien buying magic shorts.

It was not good. Turned it off because it was so bad. I'll give it another shot, but wow, this episode was brutal.
 
2013-04-17 11:08:02 PM  
...and yet the Simpsons is still on. Stop the madness FOX. It's been nearly 25 years. Enough.
 
2013-04-17 11:28:07 PM  
I find the love/hate relationship with Bob's Burgers in this thread hilarious. I think the divide is between people who only saw the first couple episodes (admittingly mediocre) or are biased against the animation style, versus those who have actually been watching the show.

Honestly the show is so much more clever than anything else in the Fox animation block right now.
 
2013-04-17 11:28:38 PM  
detroitdoesntsuckthatbad:
No - have you forgotten about Archer?

Well, I don't like Archer that much TBH. It just doesn't "click" with me as a whole.
 
2013-04-17 11:31:33 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad:
No - have you forgotten about Archer?

Well, I don't like Archer that much TBH. It just doesn't "click" with me as a whole.


You know how I know you don't smoke weed?
 
2013-04-17 11:50:34 PM  

scottydoesntknow: wraith95: mikefinch: scottydoesntknow: Like Burr said, start at Stan of Arabia I (it's a two-parter). It's about halfway through season 1. The first few episodes are kinda weak. I didn't start watching until the end of season 3 because the first few episodes put me off, very stereotypical and boring, but after that it really hits its stride and just keeps going.

I remember watching the 'Ricky Spanish' episode and howling with laughter while a sinking feeling in my gut kept feeling like Werner Herzog had a hand in it all. And then he had that voice over...

American Dad is by far and away the best one out of its contemporaries right now. The episode where they roast Roger is pretty good.

Let's not forget the brilliance of the multi-season 'golden turd' plotline. Absolutely amazing.

Didn't they just have a continuation of "MindQuad" recently?

/"His limbs were blown into his mind!"


The current ongoing plot is

SPOILER ALERT!

about Jeff's abduction by aliens from Roger's planet, and how Stan's daughter is dealing with it.
 
2013-04-17 11:53:26 PM  
Bob's Burgers. The wife is the best character.
 
2013-04-17 11:59:52 PM  
American Dad has been on a roll lately, especially the episodes with Patrick Stewart .

Family Guy was been hit or miss, but more hit than miss lately. The Anne Murray episode was the highlight of the season, especially since I never would have expected Anne Murray to show up on Family Guy.

I used to watch The Cleveland Show sporadically, but I stopped watching after the terrible Die Hard parody.

Bob's Burgers took a while to find it's groove, but it's consistently good, and the kids are the best part of the show, especially Tina. The Goonies-inspired "Taffy Butt" episode made me a fan.

Even on their worst days, none of these shows were close to 1/10th as horrible as Allen Gregory was. How many dicks did Jonah Hill have to suck to get that piece of sh*t made?
 
2013-04-18 12:38:58 AM  

mikefinch: American Dad is keen. Usually great. Roger has to be one of the most insane characters ever written. He is delightful.


I used to love Roger. But it seems recently he's just gone completely insane. All of his recent schemes seem to involve dismembering or gruesomely slaughtering family members. I liked it better when he was just a con artist and not a deranged murderer.
 
2013-04-18 12:39:57 AM  
Good. Now if only the Seth MacFarlane channel could cancel the rest of his shiat.
 
2013-04-18 01:10:04 AM  

Supes: I find the love/hate relationship with Bob's Burgers in this thread hilarious. I think the divide is between people who only saw the first couple episodes (admittingly mediocre) or are biased against the animation style, versus those who have actually been watching the show.

Honestly the show is so much more clever than anything else in the Fox animation block right now.


I didn't like it much until the episode where Bob starts driving a cab, then it clicked. I still only really like Bob and Louise, Gene and Tina have their moments but can be annoying, Linda is just awful most of the time.
 
2013-04-18 01:17:21 AM  
That shiatpile got four seasons?
 
2013-04-18 02:18:24 AM  
I like the show but Cleveland's buddies need a complete rethink - Holt is utterly pointless and uninspired. Lester and Tim aren't much better,
 
2013-04-18 03:28:28 AM  
127 comments and only 1 person dissed The Simpsons?  I thought this was FARK, where everyone was too cool to like The Simpsons.
 
2013-04-18 07:49:29 AM  

Martonio: 127 comments and only 1 person dissed The Simpsons?  I thought this was FARK, where everyone was too cool to like The Simpsons.


Don't worry. They're hating on other threads from today's news tab that are actually about the Simpsons.

I'm surprised at how many people like American Dad. I've loved the show since it started, and yet I know very few people who watch it. Their loss -- it's one of the funniest shows on TV right now.

Tellingly, most of the people I know who refuse to watch American Dad love Family Guy post-cancellation... which suggests to me that they don't really understand what funny is and that they just follow the herd mentality. (Many of those same folks enjoy shows like Two and a Half Men, so they don't have a lot of credibility with me anyhow.)
 
2013-04-18 08:01:21 AM  
I do like American dad, but I feel it's lost its way somewhat. They seem to have removed Stan from the CIA. They occasionally reference it but he hangs out at home all the time, just like Peter in FG - neither really have jobs. This is fine, but sometimes Stan gets in situations that he should be able to deal with, but the writers 'forget' the fact he highly trained.

I also like the Cleveland show and will be sad if it is cancelled.
 
2013-04-18 08:44:02 AM  
jake3988: If it wasn't renewed by about 5 months, it wasn't ever going to be.

The yearly programming cycle is dying. Networks can schedule a new season of a show to start at any time.

Fox will need a fallback show after whatever new animated series they debut this fall bombs. Maybe The Cleveland Show will be that fallback.
 
2013-04-18 08:58:26 AM  
Lollipop165:WTF? Bob's Burgers is one of the funniest shows on TV right now.

/they'll say "ahhh Topsy" at my aaaautopsy!


babysealclubber:Get rid of what is probably their best show on Sunday nights? Yeah, right.

I know there's a loyal audience. I just really have trouble seeing the appeal. Admittedly I have tried watching and laughed once or twice but it just wasn't for me.

/different strokes
 
2013-04-18 11:44:49 AM  
Sad tag for the fact that this abomination was allowed to stay on the air for as long as it has?
 
2013-04-18 12:36:06 PM  

kingflower: Thank god, hopefully they bring back "Allen Gregory"!!!!


YOU GO TO HELL.  YOU GO TO HELL AND YOU DIE.

I generally can't stand Family Guy (anymore), but even on its worst day, FG was streets ahead of Allen Gregory.
 
2013-04-18 12:53:40 PM  
"The Cleveland Show" was a turrible idea for a spin-off.
Now, a "Wheels & The Legman" spin-off? I'd DVR the shiat out of that.

/ love the seventies-style, 'cop show' theme music
// bow-chikka-wow-chikka-chikka-bow-wow-bah-dah-dah-bah-bah-da-DAAAAAAAAA HHH!
 
2013-04-18 01:18:04 PM  

Dastardly Scoundrel: Now, a "Wheels & The Legman" spin-off? I'd DVR the shiat out of that.


Ppfft...what? That wouldn't hold a candle to MIND QUAD!

//sorry, had to. Actually would watch both, admittedly. And turkish methamphetamine would be an amusing plot line..
 
2013-04-18 02:08:24 PM  

Somaticasual: Dastardly Scoundrel: Now, a "Wheels & The Legman" spin-off? I'd DVR the shiat out of that.

Ppfft...what? That wouldn't hold a candle to MIND QUAD!

//sorry, had to. Actually would watch both, admittedly. And turkish methamphetamine would be an amusing plot line..


No, if any show has to be spun off...it's Shoe Police!
 
2013-04-18 02:14:01 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: scottydoesntknow: Debeo Summa Credo: wholedamnshow: farkingismybusiness: I don't get how you could like Family Guy and American Dad, but not like The Cleveland Show. They all use similar humor. I really don't get it. I love all three.

/also love Bob's Burgers.

I don't think American Dad and Family Guy are similar at all. Somewhere around season 3, American Dad became brilliant and seemingly no one noticed. It doesn't use cutaways like Family Guy, And when it does a pop culture reference, it actually makes fun of it, unlike Family Guy, which will take a scene and just replace a main character with Peter and do nothing funny with it.

Lots of love here for "plagiarisimo di plagiarisimo". Maybe I should start watching.

Like Burr said, start at Stan of Arabia I (it's a two-parter). It's about halfway through season 1. The first few episodes are kinda weak. I didn't start watching until the end of season 3 because the first few episodes put me off, very stereotypical and boring, but after that it really hits its stride and just keeps going.

I dunno. It happened to be on when I got home. Episode where the dad tries to get a drunk black friend married so the dad can be a best man, with a side plot of the alien buying magic shorts.

It was not good. Turned it off because it was so bad. I'll give it another shot, but wow, this episode was brutal.



Any episode with Principal Lewis is gold.
 
2013-04-18 03:29:49 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: AeAe:
American Dad is better than Family Guy.   Yeah, I said it.

I don't know if anyone here would disagree with you on that one.

It started out kind of crappy with mediocre political commentary dulling the humor, but it found its stride and is the best comedy on television at the moment.
I just hope they keep those writers and the writers of Family Guy/Cleveland Show forever separated.


Sadly, American Dad is changing showrunners soon. A lead writer from family guy is taking over.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/01/steve-callaghan-named-american-dad-s ho wrunner/
 
2013-04-18 04:04:30 PM  
It appears I'm (as usual) in the minority.  I like both The Cleveland Show and Bob's Burgers.

There are shows I don't like of course, but I don't dislike them enough to wish them off the air like some people.

Everyone has different tastes.  As an example, I never really cared for Firefly.
 
2013-04-18 07:05:14 PM  

wraith95: Supes: I find the love/hate relationship with Bob's Burgers in this thread hilarious. I think the divide is between people who only saw the first couple episodes (admittingly mediocre) or are biased against the animation style, versus those who have actually been watching the show.

Honestly the show is so much more clever than anything else in the Fox animation block right now.

I didn't like it much until the episode where Bob starts driving a cab, then it clicked. I still only really like Bob and Louise, Gene and Tina have their moments but can be annoying, Linda is just awful most of the time.


This is one of my favorite Gene/Tina moments:

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Gene, Hide my legs!

ON IT!


/nothing to see here, this is just how we walk in the restaurant biz.
 
2013-04-18 11:33:31 PM  
Never cared much for "King of the Hill." It was more like a documentary because it reminded me of too many people I know ...
 
2013-04-18 11:39:51 PM  
Looks like subby got the Sad and Spiffy tags mixed up again.
 
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